It's not that I'm traditionalist in any way. Because I'm far from it.
Cadillac's new designs are working well because they're good. The CTS-V has great proportion and balance. They are aggressively detailed, but the detailing is coherent and themed with the massing of the car. They work - and they're not carrying any sacred cows from previous Cadillacs at all. They're an integrated design package in a fresh new look that defines a new identity for an old conservative brand.
But look at the new Audi face and tell me that it wouldn't look 100% better if that whale mouth was about 75% that size. Hell, if I bought a new one, the first thing I'd do is drive around the corner and have the black divider strip painted body color. Anything to make it look like it wouldn't suck in stray pedestrians when you're stopped at a crosswalk.